RSV School & Museum of Santal Culture


RSV founders Sona Murmu and Boro Baski with school children

The non-formal Santal school Rolf Schoembs Vidyashram (RSV) was established in 1996. It has educated children of several Santal villages in Birbhum District by using a pioneering and model method of education. The Sanghas of the two Santal villages Ghosladanga and Bishnubati have combined their ideas and idealism to make such a school possible.

“The goal is to prepare some model students in our villages, so that others will be inspired to follow them.” – Boro Baski, “Long-term success of non-formal Adivasi school in West Bengal”

Recommended reading

Boro Baski and Kumkum Bhattacharya (eds.). Celebrating Life: The Santal Experiment in Freedom. Ten Years of a Non-Formal Santal School (1996-2006). Sattore: Ghosaldanga Bishnubati Adibasi Trust, 2007. Rs. 100.

santal_stringinstruments_borobaski2012webCopies are available from:
Dr. Boro Baski
Ghosaldanga Bishnubati Adibasi Trust
P.O. Sattore 731 236, Dt. Birbhum
West Bengal

German / deutsche Informationen

Die deutsche Ausgabe hat den Titel Alternative Dorfentwicklung in Indien >>

Das Buch ist eine Übersetzung, Aktualisierung und Erweiterung der englischsprachigen Schrift: Celebrating Life – The Santal Experiment in Freedom, Ten Years of a Non-Formal Santal School (1996-2006).

Mit dem Buch möchten wir unserem deutschsprachigen Leserkreis ein authentisches Bild darüber geben, wie die Santals in Ghosaldanga und Bishnubati ihre Situation und Tradition sehen und ihre Dorfentwicklung selber in die Hand nehmen.

Interessenten können gegen ein Entgelt von 8 Euro ein Buchexemplar erwerben. Bitten wenden sie sich an Marianne Pal Chowdhury.

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